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Unemployment back at record low in Wyre Forest

 Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that the total number of unemployed claimants in Wyre Forest, during April 2016, was 693. This represents a rate of 1.5% of the economically active population and is a record low.

Comberton Hill Bridge Makeover

Visitors travelling on foot, by train or by car at the Eastern Gateway area of Kidderminster will see a smart newly painted bridge as they arrive in town.

Unemployment continues to drop in Wyre Forest

Figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics show that the unemployment rate in Wyre Forest for March 2016 was 739. This represents a rate of 1.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

Jobs figures highlight opportunities for young people

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that the unemployment rate in Wyre Forest for February was 1.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

Conservatives deliver highest national employment rate since records began

Figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics show that the national employment rate was 74.1% from October to December 2015. This is the highest level of employment since records began in 1971. As well as this, average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain increased 2.0% excluding bonuses, compared with a year earlier.